Laura's three peaks challenge for transplant week


Shane Brennan

A RUTHIN woman climbed the three highest mountains in Wales to mark national transplant week.

On Saturday, Laura King, completed the Welsh three peaks challenge.

She completed the gruelling challenge to raise money for the Transplant Sport UK charity.

This charity was founded in 1978 by consultant surgeon Maurice Slapack, who brought together his patients and other transplant recipients to hold the first Transplant Games in Portsmouth.

They promote an active life for people who have had an organ donation.

They host the British Transplant Games every year and participants of all ages and ability enjoy taking part in over 20 different events.

All of the athletes taking part have received a life saving transplant and celebrate their gift of life together.?

Transplant Sport UK is a cause that is close to Laura's heart.

She said: “It does a really good job trying to promote organ donation and does a really good job helping people who have had transplants to lead an active lifestyle.

“One of my friends, Brenda Roberts, who I play golf with had a liver transplant about two years ago and her sister is the lady captain of the golf club and her charity for the year is Transplant Sport, so I thought that I would like to do it for that charity.”

Laura set off from the foot of Snowdon at 7am on Saturday and by the ended of the day had conquered the three highest mountains in Wales - Snowdon, Cadair Idris near Dolgellau and Pen y Fan in Brecon.

She added: “It went well, it was pouring down with rain, though!

"We started at Snowdon at seven in the morning and took just over three hours and then drove down to Cadair Idris by Dolgellau. That took a little bit longer as we got a little bit lost on that one.

“It took about five hours on that one. and then down to Pen y Fan in Brecon so that was quite quick that one, it was an hour-and-half.”

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